- April 22, 2020
Mark Edward Sterns passed away at home on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020. Mark was born in Orlando on Dec. 7, 1955, to Flip Sterns and Virginia Carris and was a lifelong resident of Winter Garden and Ocoee.
After graduating from Lakeview High School, Mark spent his entire working career in the healthcare industry. For many years, he was an EMT and paramedic. In his late 30s, Mark returned to school and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing. He subsequently worked as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Room at Health Central Hospital in Ocoee until his death.
Mark was a part-time disaster worker for FEMA and deployed to New Orleans, Texas and Puerto Rico during various hurricanes. In his later years, Mark developed a keen interest in photography. He was a kind, caring husband and father and a friend to many.
Mark is predeceased by his mother, Virginia Carris; his sister, Mary Gombos; and his daughter, Lynellen Sterns-Stack.
He is survived by his wife, Rebecca Powell Sterns; his daughter, Cassandra Sterns; his son, Christopher Sterns (Alexis Wenz); his father, Flip Sterns (Jean); his brother, Reggie Sterns (Cindy); his son-in-law, Christopher Stack; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is tentatively scheduled, subject to ongoing public health concerns, for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Vineland Road Christian Fellowship Church located at 890 Vineland Road in Winter Garden.